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By Rachel Allison Parents never retire.  Even though our children are adults they are never far from our thoughts,  and even now we look for positive ways to influence them.  My husband and I read the following article together and realized that we could improve our...

By Grace Sailor I am a member of the “sandwich generation.”   The dictionary definition is: “a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children.”  I had heard this term in my social work classes, but felt that I would for...

Here’s this week’s question: “If a measure to repeal California’s amendment banning same-sex marriage were to be successfully placed on the ballet in 2012, do you think it would pass? (thereby repealing Prop 8)” Here is how UFI readers responded: 17 Percent                           Yes 75 Percent                           No  8  Percent                           Not...

Catching an Old Navy sale this weekend?  You might want to think twice.  The American Family Association is reporting that Old Navy is celebrating June as the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month” by selling gay pride T-shirts.  Old Navy will then donate 10...

By Ann Bailey Today I overheard the saddest conversation.  A young mother stood outside a local retail outlet with what looked to be a recently-born baby strapped tightly to her in a chest carrier.  Her young toddler stood closely by intently working on pushing their large...

For the last 40+ years we’ve been told that the world is overpopulated and we have a crisis on our hands.  But now, with fertility rates falling through the floor in virtually every corner of the world, the population control fanatics have to alter their...

By Allison Malnar Realization: About a year ago, as I was making my bed I had the overwhelming feeling that I was wasting time.  I felt my heart constrict as I thought about my children playing in the other room and I was not in there playing...

Jack Kevorkian, the man who is best known as the foremost proponent of assisted suicide in the U.S., died today in a Michigan hospital.  He was 83 and apparently died of pulmonary thrombosis – no assisted suicide was involved.  Kevorkian is infamous to those in...

Here’s the question we asked our UFI readers: “Has the recession strengthened or strained your marriage?” Here’s how our readers responded: 40 Percent           Strained my marriage 33 Percent           Strengthened my marriage 27 Percent           No impact There has been a rash of studies and articles these past few months with “experts”...

It's June and it’s also “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride” month in the U.S.  Pres. Obama made it official with this proclamation.  We thought the proclamation’s opening sentence was particularly ironic: "The story of America's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story...

By Rachel Allison Several years ago my husband traveled through France where he met a family who had just recently moved ten miles out of town.  This meant that the family’s two teenage daughters had to be driven to town each morning for school, and then...

If as an organization UFI is going to promote marriage, it makes sense to pay attention to dating.  And you can’t talk about dating now without the discussion including on-line or internet dating.  So here’s an interesting infographic  from online schools that will both encourage...

Here’s the question we asked our UFI readers: “If your spouse committed adultery, would you be willing to consider keeping the marriage intact?” Here is the response: 73 Percent                   Yes, if my spouse was truly willing to change 16 Percent                   No, that’s it for me 11 Percent                   I’d stay married...

By Carol Soelberg Over the last few years our UFI teams have noticed that anti-religious bias has become very overt and quite accepted at the UN.  But recently we've begun monitoring a particularly interesting and insidious brand of anti-religious fervor.  The new strategy seems to be...

By Grace Sailor When I watch this Sesame Street clip between Grover and a child, it reminds me of how simple the topic of marriage used to be. From the comments posted, it is clear that even a simple conversation about a child's thought on marriage...

By Rachel Allison Today it’s rare to find someone that has not been personally affected by divorce.   Media is full of information on the “how to” of divorce – how to get one and how to survive one.  Recently, one article in particular caught my attention. The...

Pro-family organizations have been warning parents about it for years – schools are being used as centers for indoctrinating children to accept homosexual behavior as acceptable, mainstream, and normal.   It appears that the homosexual activists have finally owned up to their own agenda and created...

There been a lot in the news recently about a topic that usually isn’t discussed in polite company. “Intactivists” in the City of San Francisco have collected enough signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot to ban circumcision.  The measure, if passed, would prohibit...

By Carol Soelberg Remember last summer and the controversy surrounding actress Jennifer Aniston?  While promoting her new movie "The Switch," Aniston had commented:  "Women are realizing it more and more that you don't have to settle.  They don't have to fiddle with a man to have that...

By Grace Sailor It is difficult to watch the news without hearing about another celebrity marriage failing, as is with the recent news of the unraveling of the famous Shriver-Schwarzenegger union. It is no wonder that the rising generation is more likely to live together than...

By Rachel Allison We always assume that families eating together would help strengthen family ties and raise better-adjusted kids, but specific studies have been done over the years that prove our assumptions by highlighting the benefits of time spent together at the dinner table. •      Research by...

The largest federally funded study on divorced fathers found that women – not their husbands - initiate two-thirds of divorces.[i]   This statistic might lead you to believe that many women are in abusive relationships necessitating divorce.  A 15-year study found that less than one-third of...